Many car accidents are caused by drunk drivers. The injuries suffered by innocent third parties are oftentimes extremely serious. However, in many cases the drunk driver does not have sufficient insurance coverage or assets to compensate the injured party.
In the commonwealth of Massachusetts restaurants and bars are now required to carry liquor liability insurance. Establishments must carry a minimum of $250,000 per person, $500,000per accident bodily injury coverage.
If the personnel of a bar or restaurant serves alcohol to a visibly intoxicated patron, they can he held liable for the injuries suffered by innocent third party motorists.
It is important to contact an experienced Attorney as soon as possible after an accident to develop the necessary evidence to prove a dram shop case.